Compensation Plan

Help DC Justice Lab learn how to attract and retain talented employees with a compensation plan that is in keeping with marketplace trends and financially feasible.
DC Justice Lab
Washington, DC, USA
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Washington, DC, USA


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Posted November 26th

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What we need
  • Review of job descriptions, pay structure, internal value, competitive market data, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Recommendations for updating staff compensation and incentive plans
Additional details

13 employees; currently updating job descriptions; rudimentary payscale chart; no current structure for raises, COLA, and bonuses.

What we have in place
  • We currently have a payscale, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have comparable salaries from partner orgs, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How this will help
This project will save us $6,746 , allowing us to advocate for smarter safety solutions in Washington, D.C.

This project will help us ensure we are using our resources as effectively as possible.

Project plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an overview of current job descriptions, pay structures and compensation policies
Milestone 1: Research & Analysis
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming session
  • Professional analyzes current job descriptions, pay structure, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Professional gathers information about competitive market data and internal value of positions
Milestone 2: Recommendations
  • Professional proposes recommendations for job descriptions, pay structures, compensation policies, and incentive plans
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional’s proposals
Milestone 3: Compensation Plan
  • Professional delivers a compensation plan with updated job descriptions, pay structures, non-monetary rewards and other incentives
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About the org

DC Justice Lab
Posted by
Patrice S.

Volunteer manager

Our mission

DC Justice Lab is a team of law and policy experts researching, organizing, and advocating for large-scale changes to the District of Columbia's criminal legal system. We develop smarter safety solutions that are evidence-driven, community-rooted, and racially just. We aim to fully transform the District's approach to public safety and make it a national leader in justice reform.

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